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I’m just gutted

14 August 2013

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I’m just gutted that this ghastly development has got the go-ahead.  Is this justice or democracy?  I don’t think so!  It breaks my heart to think of that beautiful valley savaged for a giant car park, a few mock Georgian houses and a trendy foody supermarket. I only hope that it’s true that, for some [...]

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Two Views on Land & Planning

18 November 2012

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Common Sense strikes again! Twice in one day! Bert Biscoe Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.   Dick Cole Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.

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The Road to Damascus or Election Looming?

12 October 2012

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What has gone wrong with the planning system in Cornwall?

15 August 2012

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It was not until l948 that the Government introduced the Planning Act to regulate what and where land was developed.  Since that time the Government have set the parameters  and the County Councils and District Councils have been required to draw up plans showing the areas of land which may be considered for development.  Many [...]

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New Mayor says “No democracy”

17 May 2012

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I guess this just proves what most of us suspected – there is no such thing as democracy, locally or nationally. Cornwall Council were merely disdainful of all the real concerns about loss of biodiversity, loss of farmland, damage to the local business community, increased traffic, increase in emissions, trashing of the most beautiful entrance [...]

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Developers more important than people of Truro

16 May 2012

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Early this morning I walked with my dog along Tregurra Lane; there were two hares boxing in the Duchy field, unaware that they would soon be evicted. Every member of Truro City Council, every Truro member of Cornwall Council, the Truro Chamber of Commerce, Totally Truro, the market traders, most local residents and shopkeepers were [...]

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Why Oh Why?, says Doris Ansari

11 March 2012

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It is a sad day indeed. Why is this going ahead when the vast majority of people in Truro and beyond are so opposed. The Duchy agreed that the so called buffer zone only stopped the expansion on land they owned not on land owned by others. Look out fot the Urbanisation of Truro. I [...]

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Comment from Andrew Wallis

9 March 2012

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Whilst you do not agree with how I voted at the recent SPC. I do take exception to the use of the picture and implying I have in anyway celebrated the decision. I have spent many hours looking at all aspects of this application. It was not an easy decision to make, but one I [...]

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Other ways to spend £16M says Armorel Carlyon

27 February 2012

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It is Monday morning and the Western Morning News arrived in good time with the heading on the front page “Top Tory quits over Stadium Cash Row” with more to read on page 6.   Cllr. Scott Mann who was up until Friday the deputy leader of the Conservative party, sent his letter of resignation to [...]

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Bert Biscoe asks for some open disclosure.

18 February 2012

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The recent tribunal decision that the Duchy of Cornwall is, in fact, a public body, and therefore subject to the Freedom of Information Act leaves one wondering why this esteemed institution will not divulge the terms of the agreement between itself and its partner, Waitrose as they wait to see if their application to ruin good [...]

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Des Mennear thanks Fiona Ferguson

30 December 2011

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I was extremely pleased to read the letter about the proposed development on the Eastern Boundary of Truro from Cornwall Councillor, Fiona Ferguson, in last week’s West Briton. This makes it a “Full House” of Cornwall Councillors, representing Truro on the Council, who are opposed to the application which will destroy the approach to the city [...]

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Food Production must be at the forefront

30 December 2011

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Food Production must be at the forefront

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Keep up the pressure says Doris Ansari

21 December 2011

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Keep up the pressure says Doris Ansari

We really do need to keep up the pressure. I am sure the developers including Cornwall Council will be working hard to convince the planners that this should go ahead. The public meeting held at Councy hall was well attended and people spoke with great Authority. I am more than ever convinced that this is the [...]

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Well said Mrs. Eathorne-Gibbons!

27 November 2011

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Cllr Mike Eathorne- Gibbons is a leading advocate of the Truro Eastern District Centre development but, as all men know, lady wives are not automatically of the same persuasion Writing in her “Bugle” newsletter Cllr Lorrie Eathorne-Gibbons talks about the TEDC and comments:- ‘I have grave concerns on the increased traffic and sewerage implications for [...]

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Bert Biscoe asks Charlie Mayfield interesting question

20 October 2011

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Mr Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership Partnership House Carlisle Place London SW1P 1BX   19th October 2011. Dear Mr Mayfield, In noting your comments to the consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework, as reported in the Sunday Times, I welcome your comments about the impact of the framework upon the future resilience and [...]

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From the Company that refuses to look seriously at a city centre location in Truro

12 October 2011

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The partnership that owns department store John Lewis and supermarket chain Waitrose has voiced its concern that the government’s proposed planning reforms could weaken protection of the high street. In its written evidence to the communities and local government select committee’s inquiry into the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the John Lewis Partnership stressed [...]

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More people, less farms – and deserts down south!

28 September 2011

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More people, less farms – and deserts down south!

The problem with land is that it is the only land there is! Cornwall is not only a very beautiful place, it is also bountiful. During the Industrial Revolution it was Cornish metals and minerals contributed to the climate change crisis we now face. With the urgent need to  reduce carbon and to manage the [...]

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Truro Eastern District Centre is not a ‘done deal’

9 September 2011

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In a hard hitting letter to the West Briton this week County Councillor David Hughes declared that the Truro Eastern District Centre is by no means a “done deal”, despite the fact that the Council is a co-applicant. saying:- ‘I find the statement that the deal has been done behind closed doors to be offensive [...]

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Latest Comment from Cllr Carlyon

30 August 2011

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Much work has been done by Cornwall Council in respect of the advantages of providing an eastern Park and Ride.  However, the supermarket Waitrose is to be built alongside the Park and Ride and this must be expected to increase the traffic along Tregolls Road in both directions. What is the calculated increase in traffic [...]

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Checkout Rose’s monologue – Dear uv ‘er!

28 August 2011

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From Bert Biscoe – published in West Briton 25th August ‘Good morning, Madam! No, I’m sorry, you can’t buy milk from cows fed on maize from the land we’re standing on, because we had to build our supermarket here – it was so much more convenient for us than adapting ourselves to fit into the [...]

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Pandemonium at Plannersville: Councillors reject 54,000 houses

8 August 2011

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I’m still reeling from the shock. On Thursday there was a small outbreak of common sense at Cornwall Council. The Planning Policy Advisory Panel stepped back from the brink. They rejected their own planners’ plans to increase the population growth rate and transform Cornwall into south-east England as quickly as possible. Make no mistake though; the grand [...]

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City Council firmly against the Truro Eastern District Centre

1 August 2011

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TRURO city councillors have asked county planners to reject plans for the Eastern District Centre (EDC), saying the park-and-ride is the only aspect which would not harm businesses in the city centre. The council took independent advice before slamming the plans, saying in a lengthy document submitted to the consultation that the development would spoil [...]

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Do you remember the Roadworks from the 1960s

24 July 2011

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Many residents of Truro will recall the major highways works which occurred in the late 1960s to establish the town centre distributor roads (Station Hill, Bosvigo/City Road, Fairmantle Street) and (St Austell/St Clement Streets) – along which the multi-storey car parks were sited. It is this which created the town centre environment which is so [...]

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Good News from Rob Nolan

19 July 2011

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‘I’m delighted that in the face of the challenges Truro is facing, politicians have put aside party differences and the ancient rivalries of Town and Parish Councils, to bring all available talents and resources together. Greg Peters, Chairman of Kenwyn Council, has convinced his Council to do something never done before, to sit down with [...]

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What A Wonderful View

30 June 2011

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Found this rather telling picture in the Design and Access Statement.     Maurice Vella  

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Caring for Truro’s economy and future.

6 June 2011

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Caring for Truro’s economy and future.

As the fourteenth Councillor to comment on this website, I would like to say first that as a recently re-elected member of the Planning Committee I will consider any applications within Truro’s boundary on their merits. This weekend, 50 leading economists expressed a range of serious and growing economic concerns in a national newspaper one [...]

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Plethora of developers seeking to destroy Truro

31 May 2011

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Plethora of developers seeking to destroy Truro

I am so pleased that a concerned citizen has taken the trouble to establish the web site “Save Truro” in order that we may post our views about the plethora of developers that are seeking to destroy Truro and the surrounding areas and in particular about the proposed development known as the Eastern Park and [...]

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Who are the Taste of Cornwall?

26 May 2011

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Who are the Taste of Cornwall?

The consortium of local business men who make up Taste Cornwall tried the same thing with Waitrose about 8/9 years ago on a site at Treliever near Penryn. For reasons that nobody ever explained the proposals were never submitted as a planning application. Taste of Cornwall Shareholders Elwyn Jones Chairman Ex dairy farmer from farming [...]

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Coming into Truro is like a breath of fresh air

23 May 2011

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Coming into Truro is like a breath of fresh air

All over Britain, town and city centres have been destroyed by out-of-town supermarkets. How much easier it is, for those with cars, to drive to an out-of-town centre, park, shop and return home. The result of huge numbers of people doing this is that many town centres have been left deserted, virtual wastelands, with shop [...]

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This Plan is Flawed

20 May 2011

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This Plan is Flawed

I totally agree with the comments already made by my fellow city councillors.  This development threatens to lead to urban sprawl, increased congestion on Tregolls Road, unfair competition to our already vulnerable but much valued small retailers, including the Farmers’ Market, loss of valuable agricultural land and damage to wildlife habitat and landscape.  At the [...]

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